Tanya C. Saraiya, PhD

Rutgers University

Tanya C. Saraiya, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor at Rutgers University in the Department of Clinical Psychology and the Center of Alcohol & Substance Use Studies within the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology. Prior to Rutgers, she received her Ph.D in clinical psychology from Adelphi University and completed her clinical psychology internship, NIDA-funded T32 postdoctoral fellowship, and was a Research Assistant Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina. Her research seeks to enhance treatments for PTSD and co-occurring substance use disorders for women, racial and ethnic minorities, and individuals with complex clinical presentations. Her current work is funded by a NIDA K23 award to examine how to modify an integrated treatment for PTSD and co-occurring SUD for individuals with PTSD and OUD.

Dr. Saraiya's study will be the first to develop and test the implementation and effectiveness of a digital tool kit for intimate partner violence (IPV) assessment, safety planning, and referral among OUD providers in opioid treatment programs. The digital tool kit will be tested in a hybrid implementation-effectiveness trial across three clinics in the state of South Carolina with the goal of establishing evidence-based IPV screening and referral services into standard OUD practice.